Matt Ferguson Lord of the Rings set

Artist Matt Ferguson is reaching that level where everyone needs to take notice when he announces a new poster. His rendition of Guardians of the Galaxy became more popular than the regular edition, his Star Wars posters sold out in an instant, and that’s just the half of it.

He’s about to have his first solo show in New York this March at the Bottleneck Gallery and to help the announcement, they’ve revealed his latest series of posters, for Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can see a brief glimpse of them above but get a better look, along with all the information, below. Read More »

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Monopoly movie goonies

So far, the only board game movies to come out of Hollywood’s post-Transformers mania for Hasbro properties are 2012′s Battleship and last year’s Ouija. But we’ve got one more due out in the near future, an adaptation of Monopoly. Producer Randall Emmett reveals Monopoly will shoot this summer, which means we can probably expect it to see it in 2016 or so.

Whereas Battleship was a big-budget actioner and Ouija was a low-budget horror thriller, Monopoly will be going in a completely different approach. Emmett describes it as a Goonies-esque family adventure. More on the Monopoly movie Goonies comparison after the jump. Read More »

Avengers Statues Ultron header

These days, if you really love a movie, it’s pretty easy to relive it. Sure you can just watch the movie again, but in most cases someone, somewhere has made some piece of merchandise about it. In the case of the bigger movies – movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron – there’s a lot of merchandise. Really good, high end merchandise along with the kids stuff.

You’ve probably seen us feature some of the Hot Toys releases for the film, which hits theaters May 1, but another brand has revealed their beautiful work too. Dragon Models has debuted images of their 1/9th scale statues from Avengers: Age of Ultron and, in the photos, you get some of the best close-ups you’ve seen yet of the Hulkbuster, Ultron and Captain America’s new outfit. Check out the Avengers statues below. Read More »

Andy Fairhurst Back to the Future prints
To celebrate it’s 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, Bottleneck Gallery has released Andy Fairhurst‘s 88MPH, part of his “Nerd’s Eye View” series, as a set of poster prints. The Back to the Future trilogy is brought to life on three 12 x 24 inch giclee prints on velvet fine art paper in a limited edition of only 125. Available now for $35 each or $95 for the complete set — get them before they sell out. I personally love the Back to the Future Part 2 art but not the other two as much. See all three of the Andy Fairhurst Back to the Future prints in larger detail, after the jump.
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Love Carmichael Star Wars The Force Awakens

This latest Star Wars Bits might be the most jam-packed yet. Below, read about the following:

  • Kylo Ren may be on all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy packaging and those toys might be out September 4.
  • Read about 13 brand new Star Wars Lego sets including some from The Force Awakens.
  • Fanboys director Kyle Newman will present an original Star Wars live read at Star Wars Celebration.
  • Buy cute Force Awakens inspired art prints of Finn, Rey and Poe.
  • Drew Struzan is once again rumored to be working on the Force Awakens poster.
  • Watch a five minute video about the locations of Return of the Jedi.
  • What did Oscar Isaac‘s latest costar Jessica Chastain think of The Force Awakens trailer?
  • Check out two collections coming soon of Star Wars comics published by Dark Horse.
  • ComiXology just added a ton of Star Wars content.
  • Rumor has it Marvel’s Star Wars #1 will have no less than 100 variant covers.
  • Wired figured out how fast Rey’s speeder goes in The Force Awakens.
  • BB-8 has more than meets the eye, according to rumored concept art.

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back to the future nikes

Now that’s it’s 2015, you can talk all you want about Hoverboards and flying cars from Back to the Future Part II. For me, I’d just like a pair of the self lacing Nikes. The reason being Nike actually released a screen accurate version of the shoe, called the Nike Mag, to collectors a few years back so they’re way more realistic than the other things imagined for the film.

However, the ultra-limited 2011 version did not have the power laces as seen in the movie. At the time, Nike did hint to fans they would try and get the technology created by the year the movie was set though. Well, it’s the year the movie was set and, according to shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, they’re close. There’s more on the Back to the Future Nikes below, including images of Nike’s patent. Read More »

The Shining maze

Some hotels might shy away from an association with ghosts and gruesome (if fictional) murders, but not the Stanley Hotel. The Colorado landmark, which famously inspired Stephen King‘s The Shining, is leaning into its creepy history by commissioning a giant hedge maze. And it wants your help designing it. More details on The Shining maze after the jump. Read More »

Laika auction

Laika has a knack for creating worlds we’d want to live in: beautifully hand-crafted, gorgeously detailed, and a tad off-kilter. And while it’s unlikely we’ll ever actually get to visit Cheesebridge or Blithe Hollow or Other World (since they’re, y’know, fictional) we’ll now have the opportunity to take a bit of those worlds home with us.

The animation studio has just announced an auction — the first in the company’s history — with over 250 puppets, props, models, and art pieces up for grabs. But if you haven’t got the money to buy your own Other Mother from Coraline or Mecha-Drill from Boxtrolls, fear not. Select items will go on a brief exhibition tour before they go up for sale. More details on the Laika auction, including photos and descriptions of some key offerings, after the jump. Read More »

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